David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 3/24/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Proponents of raising taxes on New York’s wealthiest cite the continued bad news from Washington about deep federal cuts to health care and other areas, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that and Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s new job, and NY’s Lt. Governor makes a clean energy announcement.

(Airs 3/23/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

(Airs 3/19 & 3/20/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about bureau chiefs being ‘deeply concerned’ that Rex Tillerson is ditching the press on his Asia trip, the question of whether daily opinion pages headed to the morgue, the most popular item ever on wsj.com, and much more.

(Airs 3/17/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: a Blizzard hits the Northeast and the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier were ground zero, a report from Great Lakes Radio on this deadly winter for snowmobilers, and our political observer Alan Chartock share's his thoughts on President Trump firing 46 U.S. Attorney’s, including NY’s Preet Bharara.

(Airs 3/16/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News.

(Airs 3/12 & 3/13/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about what would happen if Obama sued Trump for libel, as Rex Tillerson considers ditching reporters, bureau chiefs hash out the details, Politico becomes the latest newsroom to cut down on flabby stories, and more.

(Airs 3/10/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Democrats propose an alternative plan for NY, as the Republican Congress works on replacing the ACA or so-called Obamacare, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts on a possible pay raise for lawmakers in exchange for an on-time budget, and we take a look at what it’s like to be an immigrant in New York.

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WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.

(Airs 3/6 & 3/7/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about a PBS-commissioned survey that finds 73 percent of voters oppose eliminating federal funding for public TV, whether Trump’s big speech spawned a marathon of media fawning, U.S. News and World Report unveils state-by-state rankings, a listener letter and more.

(Airs 3/02/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: With just a month before the state budget is due, numerous interest groups are converging on the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump’s impact on the New York Stock Exchange, and Congressman Maloney will reintroduce legislation to require a federal study on long-term health effects of PFOS and PFOA exposure.

(Airs 3/02/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

(Airs 2/26 & 2/27) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about journalists’ best response to Trump’s press-bashing simply doing their job, whether the White House press office’s silence has become a weapon in its war on the media, how President Trump can learn to love leaking, and more.

(Airs 2/24/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The legislature has the week off, but an unusual amount of protests and arrests are already part of this years’ legislative session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York U.S. Senator Gillibrand saying Governor Cuomo would be a great candidate to face President Trump in 2020, and New York State ranks fourth in the nation for the number of active hate groups.

(Airs 2/23/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union State Editor Casey Seiler.

(Airs 2/19 & 2/20) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the Washington Post’s Marty Baron saying ‘We’re not at war with the administration, we’re at work,’ how the press is handling President Trump’s war with the media, the Flynn resignation and press leaks that President Trump now doesn’t like, and more.

(Airs 2/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: A group of upstate lawmakers are asking the state to step in and fund refugee resettlement programs caught up in President Trump’s travel ban, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a change in the power balance in the NYS Senate, and a state Assemblywoman introduces legislation on carbon farming she says is the first of its kind.

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Senate Republicans plan to use their majority power to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee Oklahoma's attorney general Scott Pruitt lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite calls from Democrats for a delay. Former EPA Region 2 Regional Administrator Judith Enck spoke with our Alan Chartock yesterday about Pruitt.

(Airs 2/16/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with the Publisher and Founder of Empire Report New York.

(Airs 2/16/17) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Hudson River Estuary Coordinator Fran Dunwell and her colleague, Naturalist Tom Lake from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

(Airs 2/12 & 2/13/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about WAMC’s record breaking Fund Drive and the donor funded model of journalism, PolitiFact raises $105,000 in 20 days through its newly launched membership program, Melania Trump settles libel suit against a blogger for a ‘substantial sum’, and much more.

(Airs 2/10/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: a hearing at the capitol was interrupted by protesters who want higher taxes on millionaires, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the so-called millionaire’s tax, and NY US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand joins Ct. Congresswoman Rosa Delauro to reintroduce the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act.

(Airs 2/9/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill.

(Airs 2/05) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about how to present the news when so many people are burned out and turning away, the story about the Wall Street Journal editor telling staff: ‘Muslim-majority country’ isn’t banned, a listener letter on how the mainstream press can regain credibility with the American public, and more.

(Airs 2/3/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo tells a rally of Planned Parenthood advocates he’s proposing a constitutional amendment to put the protections of Roe v Wade into the state’s constitution, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s remarks, and leaders of religious and civil rights organizations react to President Trump’s executive order barring citizens from 7 muslim countries from entering the U.S. and blocking refugees for 120 days.

(Airs 2/2/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

This is an encore airing of  WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with legendary concert promoter, personal manager, music publisher and theatrical and film producer Harold Leventhal.

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano with your WAMC Regional Forecast.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain about the head of General Electric, one of the Capital Region’s largest employers, saying President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday banning travel from seven Muslim countries is a risk to the company and its employees, andNew York voters get to decide this November whether sitting legislators and other top officials can be stripped of their lucrative state pensions if they get convicted of corruption.

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Heat streaking...Sixers overcome 46-point barrage by Cousins

UNDATED (AP)— The Miami Heat have quietly put together the longest winning streak currently in the NBA -- eight games.

Goran Dragic (GOHR'-uhn DRAH'-gich) scored 20 points, Dion Waiters added 19 and the Miami posted a 104-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

(Airs 1/29 & 1/30/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about, President Trump endlessly obsessing about his popularity in first TV interview (ABC), NPR and the word 'liar': intent is key, authorities issue felony charges for journalists arrested at inauguration protests raising fears for press freedom, your letters and more.

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